How to Set Up a Sewing Machine Step By Step Instructions
Once you’ve gotten your sewing machine up and going, it’s a lot of fun. However, knowing where to begin, particularly if you are a complete novice, may be very scary and time-consuming.
When you consider the extensive list of tasks that must be completed before your equipment is ready for use, you may even feel the desire to flee! However, this does not have to be the case at all.
Making your sewing machine work is simple and basic, which is wonderful news for beginners. This post will lead you through the fundamental procedures and provide you with some helpful hints that every novice should be aware of. So let’s get this discussion started ! How to set up your sewing machine.
Instructions On How To Setup Sewing Machine
Insert the Needle
- Make sure the needle is flat on one side and has a somewhat sharp tip on the other; otherwise, it will not work. In order for your needle to work properly, it must be pointed towards the rear of your machine.
- Locate the little hole in the needle plate with your finger (the metal piece that makes contact with your fabric). Insert the flat end of the needle into this hole with your thumb.
- Make certain that the needle is inserted squarely into the needle slot without providing too much or too little pressure to prevent it from slipping out.
- Once your needle plate has been fully placed, tighten the screws on each side of it.
- You’ve successfully inserted your needle! The next step is to determine whether or not your needle is properly positioned (the set screw should be in line with the flat part of the needle).
- While stitching, make any necessary modifications while carefully noting any changes in stitch formation.
Make a Bobbin Winding
If you’re new to sewing, this section may be difficult, but following the threading diagram on your machine, as well as these instructions, should be adequate. It will become second nature to you after a while.
We suggest that you use a bobbin that has been precisely developed for your sewing machine to avoid any problems.
- Position the thread spool on top of the spool pin to complete the installation.
- Unspool the thread from the spool and insert it into the thread guide as directed.
- The thread should be wrapped tightly around the tension disk to provide proper tension.
- Put the thread end into the bobbin and pull the thread until you have a 4-5 inch tail to work with.
- When you’re finished, place it on the bobbin manual yarn ball winder and close the door with a push of the button.
- Draw the thread taut, being sure to securely grip the tail end of the thread as well. Step on the foot control to begin spinning the bobbin until it is completely filled. The thread on the bobbin should be evenly distributed throughout.
- Cut the thread and remove the bobbin from the machine. Open your sewing machine’s handbook and look for the section that describes where to place the bobbin for your specific model of machine. You’re all set to go with your bobbin!
Prepare the Machine for Threading
Now that your machine is ready, you’ll need to thread it with the appropriate thread. The following is a common rule of thumb for threading the machine in the following order:
- Spindle the thread spool on the spindle that is given on the machine’s top, with the thread passing beneath and around the spindle.
- Pull the thread down around the tension knob by dragging it through the thread guide and around the tension knob.
- Thread the thread up through the second guide and into the eyelet of the take-up lever starting with the tension knob turned to the highest setting (the bar that moves back and forth with a small hook at the end).
- The thread should be pulled through the needle bar and over top of the needle while it is being pulled through it.
- Last but not least, thread the needle. Using the end of the thread, make a little loop and put it between the flat side of the needle from the front to the rear of the needle. Pull the thread gently out of the needle’s top so that it exits through the top of the needle.
- Following the threading of your needle, bobbin, and sewing machine, you are ready to connect the presser foot to your machine.
Insert the Presser Foot into the machine
At the bottom of your sewing machine, you’ll find a metal or plastic element called the presser foot (a sewing machine needle that runs up against the cloth and pushes it along as you stitch).
- To connect it to the sewing machine, slide it up from the bottom and guide the two little pegs on each side into the appropriate holes on either side of the sewing machine.
- It is important that the presser foot fits securely against the arm of your sewing machine.
- It looks to be too loose, therefore tighten the screw on the presser foot mount by moving it in the other direction.
- If the screw looks to be excessively tight, loosen it by rotating it in the opposite direction of the clock.
- Reduce the number of feed dogs. The feed dogs are the teeth located near the presser foot that assist you in moving the cloth along while you stitch.
- To lower them, crank the handwheel in the direction of your body (counter-clockwise) until they are at their lowest position (see illustration).
- In the event that they do not descend completely when you spin the handwheel, hold down the lever on the side of the wheel. In addition, manually lower the feed dogs to their lowest setting. And that’s the end of it! It’s time to put your new stitch to the test.
Your sewing machine will work better if all of its parts are installed correctly. The most important thing is to remain patient and trust that your efforts will be rewarded. You won’t run into any issues in the future if you follow the instructions given above and consult your handbook.